COVID-19: GOVERNMENT SUPPORT FOR THE SELF-EMPLOYED

We hope that you, family and friends are safe and well at this devastating time. Theatre, opera, comedy, TV and film have suffered closures, cancellations and postponements. Let’s hope for a full recovery and a cultural resurgence after the tough times have passed. On...

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Having a baby?

There’s a lot to think about when you start a family and the rules surrounding maternity leave and child benefit are not particularly easy to follow so we’ve condensed some of the information for you. Unfortunately, paternity leave and shared parental leave is not...

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Tax Return Penalties

This is the season of Late Filing Penalties. The £100 penalty is for missing the 31 January deadline for filing the 2018 Self-Assessment Tax Returns and HMRC has announced they have now been issued. They are automatic penalties, but taxpayers have the right to appeal...

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A Good News Headline!

National insurance is usually seen as the dull sibling of Income Tax – a complicated fund-raiser for HM Treasury and HM Revenue and Customs. Complicated because it is divided into classes with starting points which are never memorable round figures. The...

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